HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Foundation trust fined over bedrail failures

    29 Apr 2016, 3:25 pm
    A North West NHS foundation trust has been fined over its inappropriate management of the use of bedrails at its hospitals.
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) refresher – Buxton, 1 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:25 pm
    One-day refresher course designed for doctors and nurses who would like to update their knowledge and clinical skills to assess workers exposed to hand-transmitted vibration.
  • Layers of protection analysis: practical application and pitfalls (LOPA) – Buxton, 7-8 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:20 pm
    The course will cover: LOPA, uses and complexity, when to use LOPA and when to consider QRA, study prerequisites and preparation, target frequencies and human factors.
  • Improving your health related risk assessments – Buxton, 8 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:15 pm
    Course is designed to help the general H&S practitioner better understand the ‘invisible’ risks associated with hazardous substances, noise and vibration and aims to provide a more confident approach to these issues.
  • IOSH branch meeting: It’s happened, what do we do NOW? – Widnes, 8 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:10 pm
    In attending this free event, delegates will learn how to work together with company directors to ensure whatever happened does not happen again. In doing so, you will develop skills in how to engage the board in OSH management and in turn be able to ...
  • Hazardous area classification – Buxton, 9 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:05 pm
    The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations (DSEAR) require that areas where accidental releases of dangerous substances could occur are identified and classified according to the likelihood of the formation of a flammable atmosphere.
  • Foresight workshop: anticipating and adapting to change – Buxton, 9 June 2016

    29 Apr 2016, 2:00 pm
    This one-day workshop will show how companies can benefit from anticipating and adapting to the changing world. Based on a series of case studies delegates will use a range of techniques to identify the challenges and opportunities for future risk ...
  • Demolition company fined for safety failings

    28 Apr 2016, 10:05 am
    A Nottinghamshire demolition company has been fined for safety failings following a report to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
  • Workers’ Memorial Day – HSE statement

    28 Apr 2016, 7:00 am
    Marking international Workers’ Memorial Day, HSE’s interim Chair George Brechin said: “Workers’ Memorial Day is a poignant reminder of why it is vital to manage workplace risks in a robust and proportionate way. Everybody has a right to ...
  • Roofing firm fined over safety breach

    27 Apr 2016, 1:55 pm
    A roofing firm from Malton was fined today for safety breaches after a worker fractured his skull following a fall from height.
  • Company fined after worker falls through skylight

    27 Apr 2016, 1:25 pm
    A roofing company based in Exeter has been fined after an employee fell through a roof light.
  • Department for Work and Pensions announce new Chair of HSE

    26 Apr 2016, 2:00 pm
    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced Martin Temple as the new Chair of HSE.
  • Worker fined for unsafe gas work

    26 Apr 2016, 8:40 am
    A self-employed worker from Glossop has been fined for unsafe gas work.
  • Two firms fined for safety breaches

    25 Apr 2016, 10:55 am
    Two Derbyshire-based construction firms were fined for safety breaches as a result of separate investigations into reported cases of carpel tunnel syndrome and hand arm vibration syndrome to employees.
  • Behaviour change: Improving health and safety performance – Buxton, 24-25 May 2016

    22 Apr 2016, 2:20 pm
    This course, delivered by psychologists, will provide you with an understanding of the many factors that influence both workers’ and managers’ behaviour.